The american news media are among the world"s freest and most diverse: media- print and digital forms of communication intended to convey information to large audiences. Freedom to speak one"s mind is a cherished political value. Three types of media: print media, broadcast media- television, radio, or other media that transmit audio and/or video content to the public, digital media. Not a big audience, but an important one because they set the national political agenda. Had major political implications in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century: a development in standardized reporting and objective coverage. To appeal to as broad an audience as possible. In contrast, digital news is less likely to be neutral. Today, most revenue comes from digital subscriptions rather than actual newspapers in print: paid digital news is increasing revenue and improving content, newspapers still must make large cutbacks, including employment. Campaign investigators in 2012 reported the candidates claims rather than investigating them.